First Step is a charity and relies on donations and funding to ensure that we can continue with our valuable services. Without these, we would cease to exist. The impact of Covid has resulted in many of our Fundraising events being cancelled.

Please see below the many ways that you can donate and help us to continue our work with children and Families.

Becoming a Friend of First Step - Play a part in the First Step story:

We have set up a Friends of First Step initiative for those who wish to give regularly to the Project and support the vital work that we do. Please click on the link below for more information on becoming a friend of First Step

Become a Friend of First Step


If you would like to make a personal donation to support our work, Please email


Money raised through fundraising helps to enhance the services that we provide. There are lots of ways that you can help with fundraising:

Helping to organised or attend a specific First Step Fundraising event. Here are our latest fundraising events:

Sponsored Welly Waddle

Children, staff and parents walked their way round the local community and raised an amazing £982

Bake Sale & Tombola

Our Bake Sale at Pinkie Farm Shop raised £400. Parents, staff and local businesses, donated cakes and items for the Tombola. Staff and Parents helped on the day to serve at the stall, which was a huge success. We also had fun meeting members of the community and sharing with them the work that we do.

Individual Fundraising

If you would like to take on a challenge or organise a fundraising event for us then please get in touch by emailing

Sponsored Half Marathon

Stephen Ferguson, ran a half marathon during lockdown and raised an impressive £1012.97 For the Project. Huge thanks to Stephen for his fundraising and to everyone that sponsored him.

East Lothian Courier Article

Businesses and Organisations

The support of local businesses and organisations is really important to our fundraising efforts. This comes in the form of donating money, time or people - or all three! If you would like to find out more about how you could help please get in touch. Recent examples of this include:

  • Tesco who supported our Community Larder

  • Pinkie Mains Farm Shop who supported our Bake Sale and Tombola

  • Stagg’s Pub who organised a quiz night on our behalf

  • Donations from Torness Power Station, The Inner Wheel Club of Musselburgh and Local Brownie units.

Easy Fundraising

Easy Fundraising – Raise money for First Step while you shop online. Easyfundraising turns your everyday online shopping into free donations for your favourite cause. How? Just start your online shopping first at easyfundraising, then shop as normal. Our retailers will then make a small donation to say “thank you”.

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